|João Clemente - Moan|
Rather dark tones dominate João Clemente's latest work "Moan" that is centred around slowly floating piano chords and uses sound collages as contrasting elements. From white noise to complete silence stretches the dynamic range the composer is utilising to paint his sombre acoustic scenery. Much like the sudden changes between collage and piano parts, the inner world of an isolated individual seems to be contrasted with the perception of a threatening world outside...
Keywords: electroacoustic; experimental; musique concrète, abstract
Downloads: 817 (1 review)
|Sleeping on Lotus Ashes - Crushed Identity|
"Crushed Identity", the first album of Canadian sound artist Sebastian Prelar performing as Sleeping on Lotus Ashes for the Petcord netlabel, aptly describes his principle of crushing and transforming soundbits until they acquire a new identity within a new context. Crude fragments of field recordings create a whirlpool of dynamics with little opportunities for a sign of relief, though there is a considerate degree of variation in the pieces: A continuum ranging from chopped up unpredictable sto...
Keywords: electroacoustic; acousmatic; experimental; musique concrète
Downloads: 559 (1 review)
|João Clemente - Ipupiara|
The use of silence is a prominent feature in João Clemente's music. In Ipupiara, it divides his work into small autonomous units analogous to shifting scenes within a film. Another parallel to the world of motion pictures is the way the music evolves: It focuses on combining static elements that add and subtract layers of events and using key elements as a common thread that wander through these single takes...
Keywords: experimental; electroacoustic; musique concrète; improvisation
Downloads: 626 (1 review)